EHS Services for New Facilities

When you are building or relocating to a new facility, what environmental and safety requirements apply to you?  Depending on what your operations will be, you may be subject to a number of different regulations.  iSi can help you sort out what is required for a new facility and which regulations will apply to you.  Below are some general timeline guidelines new startup facilities should consider before construction, before operation and after startup.

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Before Construction

What environmental and safety should be considered before you begin construction?

Without proper preparation in the preconstruction design phase, you may end up spending much more later in additions, lost production, new equipment or fines.  These are among the items you need to consider in the pre-construction design phase of your new facility. 

Environmental Site Assessments

Phase I, II and III assessments of the current environmental conditions

Cost of Compliance

EPA/OSHA compliance determinations and its regulatory and cost impact

air emissions permits

Required emissions source environmental construction permits and greenhouse gas emissions determinations per EPA’s Clean Air Act


Identifying and completing the required federal, state and local permits and compliance documentation

site cleanup

Removing any hazardous materials, dusts, liquids or other components in construction renovation/demolition

hazardous waste

Hazardous waste storage considerations, filing state and federal generator registrations

Process safety management

Process Safety Management involves 14 different elements to look at all processes in handling, using, storing, moving or manufacturing chemicals.  iSi can help you put your program together, or help with certain elements.

Site Location Considerations

Certain locations can have a higher regulatory cost impact over another, and iSi can make those cost calculations

equipment selection, facility layout & process design

Equipment/machine choice and placement, chemicals and processes can affect environmental compliance, ergonomics and employee safety

Tank registrations

Aboveground and underground storage tank registrations and impact of size and number of tanks on your future spill and emergency reporting obligations

Tank registrations

Aboveground/underground storage tank registrations, spill and emergency reporting obligations


Required construction stormwater plans and best management practices for long-term stormwater compliance

Contractor Safety

Contractor communication plans, safety oversight and safety pre-qualification and vetting

industrial facility

Before Operation

What environmental and safety regulations should be considered before you start operations?

There are a number of regulatory documents, plans and registrations which need to be in place before you begin on Day 1.

Spill Plans

Written Safety Program

Your written safety program is the foundation on which your safety is managed. 

Hazard Prioritization

Hazard identification and prioritization of your hazards for flammable, combustible, acid, caustic and toxic chemicals

PPE Selection

Personal protective equipment (PPE) evaluations and procurement, breathing air system testing


DOT registrations, Security Plans, proper hazmat transportation packaging and training


New employee orientation training

Signage and Labeling

Signage and labeling determinations and placement

Emergency Procedures and Signals

Emergency procedures, planning, recommendations for warning signals and training

International Certifications

iSi can assist your company with becoming compliant with international standards ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO 45001 (safety and health), ISO 50001 (Energy Management) or ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility).

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After Startup

What the environmental and safety tasks are needed once operations start?

Once you get your facility running, there are a number of ongoing routine, annual and operational compliance items which will have routine deadlines.  iSi can help you complete these tasks, and help prioritize which ones should be completed first and in what intervals.

Air Emissions Reporting

Air emissions tracking, annual reporting, greenhouse gas reporting, MACT and Area MACT reporting

Hazardous Waste

Container management, reporting, routine inspections, waste determinations, analysis and annual training

Chemical Reporting

EPA’s EPCRA Tier II and Form R reporting, gathering or developing OSHA Safety Data Sheet information

Inspection Representation

iSi can be your representative during regulatory inspection, providing side-by-side sampling, inspection assistance and post-inspection response development and negotiation


Monthly and annual stormwater inspections, sampling, wastewater recordkeeping and reporting

Refresher Training

EPA, OSHA, DOT, IATA, and IMDG training

Recordkeeping and Reviews

OSHA 300/300A reporting and required annual safety program reviews

Safety Program

Behavior based safety programs, safety committee participation, enhancement of safety culture, Process Safety Management, employee involvement and recognition programs, ISNetworld or Avetta assistance and third-party accident/incident investigation

Safety Checks

Routine safety spot checks and inspections with recommendations for improvement

What can we help you with?  Contact us today!

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